American student Otto Warmbier’s parents Fred and Cindy Warmbier weep during the 2018 State of the Union address as US President Donald Trump talks about the death of their son after his arrest in North Korea. But they are now blasting Trump’s “lavish praise” of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Photo: Reuters

‘We must speak out’: grieving parents of Otto Warmbier, American tortured in North Korea, blast Donald Trump for ‘lavish praise’ of Kim Jong-un

  • Donald Trump says he accepts Kim Jong-un’s claim of ignorance about the treatment of Otto Warmbier, who died in 2017, days after being freed by North Korea
  • But Warmbier’s parents, whose courage Trump hailed in 2018’s State of the Union speech, say ‘Kim and his evil regime’ are responsible for his death
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American student Otto Warmbier’s parents Fred and Cindy Warmbier weep during the 2018 State of the Union address as US President Donald Trump talks about the death of their son after his arrest in North Korea. But they are now blasting Trump’s “lavish praise” of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Photo: Reuters
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